Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: maxwell  'maks,wel or maks-wul
  1. A cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux perpendicular to an area of 1 square centimetre in a magnetic field of 1 gauss
    - Mx
Noun: Maxwell  'maks,wel or maks-wul
  1. Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)
    - J. C. Maxwell, James Clerk Maxwell

Derived forms: maxwells

Type of: flux unit, magnetic flux unit, physicist

Part of: Wb, weber

Encyclopedia: Maxwell, NE